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Mr Nick Loftus
I have instructed Caroline Metcalf twice on what turned out to be very complex and protracted disputes. Her hard work and determination have ensured we’ve reached a very satisfactory resolution. Caroline is always very responsive, diligent in all she does and very pleasant to deal with.
Mr Jon Tidbury, Ramsden Trailer Conversions
I'd like to say how helpful Sarah Stanyer was. Sarah gave me reassuring and great advice first thing, followed by an excellent email that appears to have made the gentleman in question back down. For the average 'Joe Bloggs' like me with no legal knowledge, it was invaluable.
A huge thank you to Caroline. I can't thank you enough. I honestly never thought I would ever see any of my money again. When I told my children last night the first thing they said was "what a wonderful solicitor to have." I'm so very grateful and very happy. You are a real lifesaver.
Common reasons to challenge or contest a will include:
People who may be able to claim against an estate under the Inheritance Act 1975 include:
How can I make an Inheritance Act 1975 claim?
You might be able to make a claim through the Inheritance Act 1975 if:
If you are the spouse or civil partner, you are entitled to such financial provision as is reasonable in all circumstances. For anyone else wanting to bring a claim, it is a case of such reasonable financial provision as is necessary for their maintenance, and within the constraints of what the estate can provide. What constitutes ‘reasonable’ provision is very much dependent on the facts and circumstances in question. It would therefore be sensible to obtain legal advice first if you are thinking of bringing a claim.
A probate caveat is a means to stop a probate application, for example if there is a dispute about the will or the persons applying for probate. In order to enter a caveat, it is necessary to make an application to the Probate Registry.
A Will is intended as the deceased person’s last expression of their wishes in respect of their estate. Usually a Will should remain as it was when the deceased approved and signed it. A Will can only be varied with the agreement of all the beneficiaries of the estate (effected by Deed of Variation).
Contesting a will
Dispute resolution & litigation
Deaths & Inquests
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